Adults

The Beaumont Library District offers services and programs to adults of all ages. We provide literacy tutoring, DMV practice classes, a book club, and a wide range of other programs and events. 

Book Club

  
The Book Club meets at 10 a.m. on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Check the calendar for upcoming Book Club titles.

Career Online High School 

Career Online High School, a fully accredited online school district, is committed to preparing students for careers and post-secondary career education by delivering high-quality, supportive, and career-based online education. Email julia.schumacher@bld.lib.ca.us 
for more information.

DMV Classes

  

This fall, we are offering a series of 5 classes for the DMV written test practice. The classes will be held at the library from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the following Saturdays:    

September 18th 
October 16th
October 30th
November 13th
December 4th 

Registration is required.  Please call (951) 845-1357 to sign up.

You can also 
access practice tests and DMV handbooks online.

Literacy Services

 
Adults interested in enrolling as learners or volunteering as tutors may call the Adult Literacy Program office at 951-922-5816.

Learners will be invited to come in for a basic placement assessment followed by an interview to gather additional information so that staff can prepare an individual learning plan.

Adult Learners entering the program are:
  • English speaking
  • At least 16 years old and not in a regular high school (continuation schools and adult education students are eligible)
  • Women and men from diverse backgrounds
  • Seeking better skills for their job futures
  • Wanting to help their children succeed in school
  • Often able to do some reading and writing, but not enough to participate effectively in today's rapidly changing world
Potential Tutors attend an orientation meeting followed by tutor training. Ongoing support for tutors and learners is readily available from staff, other learners and tutors in the programs, and occasional workshops. Tutors are also encouraged to attend bi-monthly Tutor Roundtable meetings.

Materials, workbooks, and supplies used by tutors are made available by the program. Tutors are also provided with opportunities to attend local and regional workshops and conferences as they become available.

Successful volunteer tutors:
  • Read and write comfortably in English
  • Are at least 21 years old
  • Need no previous teaching experience
  • Are stable, mature women and men
  • Have good listening skills and a great sense of humor
  • Are flexible and nonjudgmental
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Are able to learn and use a variety of teaching methods, including computer assisted instruction (training is provided)
  • Have patience and empathy
  • Be willing to try new things
The Beaumont Library District has a rich collection of books on the subject of literacy development. Search the library catalog using the following keywords: Literacy or Adult Education. These books are recommended to future tutors, parents who want to help their children become better readers and writers, students who plan to enter a teaching program, etc.

Success Stories
Each adult learner is unique and no two tutor/student pair is alike. Following are just a few examples of successful outcomes for adult learners:
  • Earned a GED
  • Got a job for the very first time
  • Read to his child for the first time
  • Entered community college
  • Wrote a letter to a long-lost relative
  • Wrote a poem to a spouse
  • Discovered reading glasses were key
  • Requested and got a promotion
  • Entered a college teaching program